Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DIY iPad Folio Case

This is a basic guide on how to make a folio case for an iPad. The dimensions are very flexible and can be changed as you please. The pattern and colors are all optional and yours doesn't need to look like mine to follow the instructions.

You will need:
1 yard of an outer fabric: I used a vinyl so it would be stronger and more protective
1/2 a yard of interior fabric: I used a soft flannel
A sewing machine
elastic (1/4 and 3/4 of an inch)
craft glue
hot glue

  •  Make a basic plan for your case. Be sure to add room for seams. Mine dimensions aren't exact and can be manipulated.

  • Draw the shape to size on your fabric and cut them out.

  • Once you cut out your shapes, place and pin the right sides of the fabric together and sew the seam at 1/2 inch. I started on the inner seams and worked my way out. 

  • After sewing all of the pieces together, iron the seams flat. I recommend putting a piece of fabric over you case to protect it from the heat. 
  • Now that the seams are flat, Fold the sides over 1/2 an inch. This provides clean edges and keeps the cut edge from being exposed. 

  • Trace the case onto a piece of cardboard. Make two pieces, with no cardboard covering the binding. Cut out the cardboard. Place the two pieces on the case and tape them together over the binding. This will add stability and hold the cardboard together. 
  • Wrap the cardboard, as tight as possible, around the cardboard and tape it to the back. I also applied some craft glue to the fabric on the back of the cardboard and on the front binding (use a glue stick for this). Take the 1/4 inch elastic and glue it to the wrong side of the cardboard. Wrap it to form the corners (see picture). By the binding, make a strip of elastic to hold the iPad in place. Using the 3/4 inch elastic, make a ban to hold the iPad case shut. Glue the band into place about 1/2 from the right side (it will be right under the corner elastic (see final picture))

  • Using craft glue, glue the cardboard to the sewn front. On the corners, add a drip of hot glue for added stability. You're done!

Front (with safety strap)


1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Thinking of trying to make one of these for my mom for Christmas. Appreciate your tutorial.